THE Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Foundation has donated tablets and free data to the 25 students in the foundation.
According to a release, these gadgets will assist the students with their online classes as schools across the country are operating virtually due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The students will each receive one 8” Samsung Galaxy Tablet with charger. The tablets are all equipped with SIM Cards and the DDL Foundation has partnered with Digicel Guyana on a package that allows the student to receive free mobile data between the hours of 08:00 hours and 16:00 hours on school days plus and an extra 10 GB of data per month to assist with after school work.
DDL Foundation Chairman, Harryram Parmesar, commenting on the initiative said, “the foundation recognises that these are extremely challenging times for our students most of whom do not have access to the Internet. The goal of the foundation is to ensure that all obstacles to learning are removed throughout the period of their study.”
He added: “We also want to say thank you to Digicel Guyana for working with us on an affordable package and assisting us with the project. I believe that this will be of tremendous help to our students and I hope they use this opportunity to the best of their abilities.”
The DDL Foundation was launched in December 2010, with the goal of advancing the education of students who have excelled in the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) by providing scholarships to assist with the main costs associated with attending school. This includes books, uniforms, transportation and, in some cases, meals.